Associate or Professor of Health Sciences, Education & Research

Job description

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Division of Health Sciences, Education, and Research (HSER). The person in this position will take a leadership role in growing research capacity focused on health services research and population health research with opportunities to pursue collaborations within and outside the College. Research productivity in the College is nationally ranked by NIH in the top 20 of allied health colleges. Current HSER faculty research interests include multi-sector collaboration in population health, the impact of health inequities and the social determinants on health outcomes, and health information systems. Many opportunities for collaboration exist within centers and colleges across campus such as the College of Public Health, Center for Health Services Research, the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, and UK HealthCare NCI-Designated Markey Cancer Center.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated a record of ongoing extramural research funding and scientific publications. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in health services research with a particular interest in those individuals that can build the Division's expertise in health systems, comparative effectiveness, quality of care, and health equity research. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong record of teaching, service, and mentorship. The successful applicant should have experience sufficient to qualify for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. This position will have a primary appointment in the Department of Clinical Sciences, HSER Division. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree. Rank, tenure status and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Programs within HSER include the Human Health Sciences (HHS) and Clinical Leadership and Management (CLM) undergraduate degrees. HHS is designed to provide the needed prerequisites for pursuit of advanced degrees in dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, and other health professions through identified tracks. The CLM degree and Certificate option provides training and experience specifically in the area of health services management, health law, health policy, and ethics. Opportunities to work with graduate students in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD and other CHS programs will also be available.

Potential Team Hire with College of Public Health:
The College of Public Health currently seeks a Full Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy to contribute to a growing faculty research capacity in health services research and health policy. A team hire between the College of Health Sciences and the College of Public Health would facilitate collaborative research and increase alignment between the academic programs in the College of Health Sciences and College of Public Health. Both hires will contribute to the University of Kentucky's increasing focus on advancing health services research across colleges and disciplines.

Candidates should apply on line with a curriculum vita and letter of interest. Those candidates interested in the team hire should address their interest in the letter. Questions should be directed to the search committee co-chair, Rachel Hogg Graham., Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Kentucky, Wethington Building Room 209F, 900 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email [email protected] This is not in lieu of submitting an application for consideration.

Applications should be submitted by January 25th, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

About the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a beautiful city of approximately 308,000 residents in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky; known for its scenic countryside, thoroughbred horse industry and home to numerous cultural organizations. Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees.

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Associate or Professor of Health Sciences, Education & Research

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated a record of ongoing extramural research funding and scientific publications

Demonstrated record of teaching, service, and mentorship.

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Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in health services research with a particular interest in those individuals that can build the Division's expertise in health systems, comparative effectiveness, quality of care, and health equity research.

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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  1. Curriculum Vita
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    Posted: 12/7/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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